Very Old Song

In going through a box of old music I found this  – the tune is easy to guess:
 
Sleep O Son of Mary gently
All thru the night
Eyes of love shall watch intently
All thru the night.
Out of slumber none shall rout Thee
Herods’s meanness shall not flout Thee
Mother’s arms are round about Thee
All thru the night.
 
Sleep O Son of God He holds Thee
All thru the night
In His Father’s arms enfold Thee
All thru the night
Waken not O holy sleeper
Tho the darkness shall grow deeper
Israel’s God shall be Thy keeper
All thru the night
 
Sleep O Child of Heav’n and slumber
All thru the night
Thine are guardians without number
All thru the night
God his white robed hosts shall send Thee
Golden legions shall attend Thee
With seraphic wings defend Thee
All thru the night
 
 
I hadn’t heard this version of "All Through the Night" before – I do not know who wrote this version of the words.
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